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New U.S. Steel Building Specification to be Unveiled at NASCC 2005

February 11, 2005 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Attendees at the North American Steel Construction Conference (April 6-8 in Montreal) will get a first look at the new Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and a sneak preview of the new Manual of Steel Construction, which replaces both the ASD and LRFD Manuals with a new “unified” approach.

The Steel Conference features the newest innovations in structural steel engineering, fabrication, detailing, and erection. And this year's Thursday keynote speaker should be of special interest. Werner Sobek, one of Europe's best-known designers, will speak on "The Future of Engineering."

This once-a-year event is an opportunity for design and construction professionals to learn how to apply the latest technology and techniques to everyday work; to discover new product offerings from leading industry vendors; and to network with peers, customers, and future employees. This year’s Steel Conference will once again incorporate the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) Annual Stability Conference.

Nearly 50 technical sessions offer a variety of educational opportunities. Learn about topics ranging from improving detailing business practices to innovative steel design systems to practical information on serviceability design considerations. Some sessions focus on technical engineering issues (Designing to Prevent Progressive Collapse in Steel Structures), while others focus on fabrication (Castellated Beams: Fabrication, Applied Research, and Innovative Applications), erection (OSHA Subpart R Revisited), or detailing (What Detailers Need to Know about Welding and Weld Symbols). You can register for the conference or download a copy of the advance program by visiting www.aisc.org/nascc.

NASCC speakers are selected both for their expertise on the subject matter and the quality of their presentations. The Steel Conference features such industry notables as James O. Malley (from Degenkolb Engineers), Pete Carrato (Bechtel Corporation), Sam Easterling (Virginia Tech), Larry Griffis (Walter P. Moore and Associates), Mark Holland (Paxton and Vierling Steel), Rafael Sabelli (DASSE Design), and Eddie Williams (Buckner Steel Erection).

In addition, the conference features an extensive exhibition hall with more than 120 exhibits. Displays will include software (engineering, detailing, and fabrication), fabrication equipment, bolts, safety equipment, coatings, and more.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]


 

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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